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Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliere (1785)

Author: Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788; Wilkinson, Ronald S., former owner. DSI; Richmond, Charles Wallace, 1868-1932, former owner. DSI
Volume: t.2 (1785)
Subject: Natural history
Publisher: Aux Deux-Ponts : Chez Sanson & Compagnie
Year: 1785
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: French
Call number: 39088011700929
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity

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Publication dates, number of plates from Nissen

Woodcut title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

t. 1-13. Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliere [matières génerales] -- t. [14]-[31]. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux -- t. [32]-[45]. Histoire naturelle. Quadrupèdes -- t. [46]-[54]. Histoire naturelle des minéraux

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration

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SCNHRB has two copies, both incomplete

SCNHRB c. 1 is lacking the 9 vols. of Minéraux [t. 46-54]

SCNHRB c. 1 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Gift of Ronald S. Wilkinson in memory of Ellen B. Wells

SCNHRB c. 1 has some plates that are hand-colored

SCNHRB c. 1 is numbered sequentially on spine, t. 1-45 in the order of [Matières générales], Quadrupèdes and Oiseaux, as well as within each category: [Matières générales], t. 1-13; Quadrupèdes, t. 1-14, and Oiseaux, t. 1-18

SCNHRB c. 1 is quarter bound in speckled green paper boards and red calf; marbled endpapers; gilt decorated and lettered spine, with leather labels, numbered 1-45

SCNHRB c. 2 has t. [45] (Oiseaux, t. 18), only; the plates for this tome are wanting

SCNHRB t. 45, c. 2 has stamp: Smithsonian Institution National Museum, Richmond Collection; accession no.: 254267

SCNHRB t. 45, c. 2 has a modern black buckram library binding with gilt-lettered spine and gray endpapers

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